Per·vert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Perverting.]
1. To turn another way; to divert. [Obs.]
Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath. --Shak.
2. To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret intentionally; as, to pervert one's words.
He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve. --Milton.
adj 1: (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or
deviant tastes; "kinky sex"; "perverted practices"
2: having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; "many
of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to
reality"; "a perverted translation of the poem" [syn: distorted,
3: marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered
right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a
perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a
gambling aristocrat" [syn: depraved, immoral, perverse,